Naereth felt the chains tighten around themselves. Felt the pressure, the pain. They felt all this on their knees and before a stranger. They had seen the arm outreach from the cloak, and felt the hand rest at their beak.
" ..Why would you do this..? You could hurt me just like all the rest."
" Because..What is hope if you only hope alone? "
Naereth wanted to weep and sat there in silence only meant for the both of them. The chains felt less tight...for just a moment.